System Science

SYSTEM SCIENCE is a scientific method that uses the perspective of the whole organism.


– sees the Whole and the Parts,
– recognizes the importance of the information flow (SIGNALING) among the Parts,
– and analyzes the history (EMERGENCE) of the patterns of information flow throughout the Whole during the LIFE COURSE

COMPLEX SYSTEM is a collection of things (molecules, biologic cells-tissues, cities, etc) that organize themselves into a collective whole, sharing information and creating PATTERNS.

  • Kelso JAS.  Dynamic Patterns.  The Self-Organization of Brain and Behavior.  MIT Press.  1999
  • Cross M, Greenside H.  Pattern Formation and Dynamics in Nonequilibrium Systems.  Cambridge University Press.  2009
  • Mitchell M.  Complexity – A Guided Tour.  Oxford University Press.  2009